Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

The Elusive Skill – Strategic Thinking – How To Get and Measure

Innovation Excellence

How to Get and Measure Strategic Thinking As leaders, we know that it is critical to today’s changing times to think differently about what’s in front of us. We need to get out of “business as usual” and break through the status quo mindset to push our teams to get more innovation, growth, and new. Change collaboration Creativity culture Innovation Leadership Decision Making High performance strategic thinking Teamwork

Don’t Pivot; Divot: Sometimes the Best Strategy is to Go Deep

Stephen Shapiro

Instead of always shifting direction, sometimes the best strategy is to go deeper… Given I have dedicated my business life to innovation, people (rightly) assume I will be innovating my business. The question I am often asked is, “What are you doing to pivot your business?”

Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace

Grasshopper Herder

Lessons from the head of DHL’s Startup Lab on the importance of learning from our mistakes, and nurturing an innovation ecosystem that lets us make them. The post Fear and the Sandbox, Part II: Nurturing Innovation in the Workplace appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com.

Exploring the Link between Continuous Learning and Organizational Innovation

IdeaScale

Continuous learning is the key to organizational innovation. You may have been taking classes, conferring with colleagues and reading articles for years without realizing that you were engaging in continuous learning. Don’t Take Learning for Granted.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Disruptive Innovation – What is It and How Does It Work?

Viima

We hear the mainstream media talking about disruption daily. However, only few understand what it actually means or how to create it. Innovation Types of Innovation Disruptive innovation

Innovation is the Triumph of Hope over Experience

Innovation Excellence

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So are we doing enough in the Energy and Urbanization Transition?

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent SIEW Opening Keynote Address , entitled “ Accelerating Energy Transformation ,” Cedrik Nike, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Smart Infrastructure, asked the question to the audience: Are we doing enough? Sadly he only had ten minutes.

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The Most Innovative Generation May Not Be Who You Think

IdeaScale

Generations need to work together for innovation. No generation is as simple as we tend to treat it, and this is as true of our older workers as it is our younger ones. Contrary to popular belief, older workers don’t exist to frustrate the young, or vice versa.

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams.

Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups

Exago

The Web Summit 2019 was as amazing as ever. With over 70,000 attendees, Exago joined the crème de la crème of tech and innovation at the Altice Arena in Lisbon this week. The post Web Summit 2019: bridging the gap between corporates and startups appeared first on Exago.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Forcing Us To Answer Some Very Human Questions

Digital Tonto

The dilemma that confronts us now is that when machines replace tasks that were once thought of as innately human, we must redefine ourselves and that raises thorny questions about our relationship. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Crowdsourcing vs. Focus Groups: A Comparative Review

IdeaScale

Crowdsourcing is a favored method of gathering data for product innovation. We live in the information age. Anyone can quickly and easily gather data. As they say, “Data is the new oil.” However, it can also be the new trash.

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What To Do When You Fail

Game-Changer

Last year I wrote about dealing with failure. I’ve experienced it a handful of times; we all have. As an entrepreneur, the main message is that you should expect it. Losing, making mistakes, it’s part of life. It happens to all of us.

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How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

InnovationManagement

A serious game based on innovation methodologies can be an extremely useful tool at different phrases of implementing innovation in a company. Let's take a look at how to implement gamification into your innovation strategy. The post How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Has your business model concept truly been validated?

Board of Innovation

Judging by what we’ve heard from many here at Innovation Roundtable Summit 2019, it seems the answer is: probably not. Find out how you can enhance your validation efforts and de-risk your business model prototype. The post Has your business model concept truly been validated?

How to Become an Innovative Leader

Carla Johnson - Innovation

November 7, 2019 Last year a CEO in a global organization asked me to dinner. We’ve known each other for more than a decade, and he’s had a steady ascent up the corporate jungle-gym. (We We all know it’s not actually a ladder.) Now that he had the view from the top, I asked him what looked different.

You Cannot Survive Doing More of the Same

Innovation Excellence

It seems so funny, looking back on a meeting I attended about 20 years ago. At that meeting a good friend was presenting a new book, entitled Who Moved My Cheese? He was recommending this book to all of us in the leadership team of a mid-sized ERP consulting firm. Of course most of us.

You Can’t Innovate when

Rmukesh Gupta

You don’t know what problem you are solving, and for whom. You want the innovation project to go strictly according to plan. You don’t have a team which is diverse and engaged. You don’t use an innovation framework (any framework would do). The team is not given the tools, training, time and a teacher. You’re afraid to make a mistake. You’re responsible to innovate but never have the authority (budgets or access) needed to innovate. There is no significant insight that is driving the project.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

The Connector Archetype: Genius Not Required

The Future Shapers

The notion of the lone genius who works behind closed doors to build a prototype that will save the company is a romantic one, but it is far from how solution-generation works.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

Wazoku

At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset.

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

The Future of Data Is Streams, Not Snapshots

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Three steps for stepping up your numbers game in the age of immediacy. Innovation Now

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

I Dared to Care

The Future Shapers

Dared to care. In this thought piece Ravi Anand shares some best practices & wisdom gathered over 35 years of having served with US & European organisations leading diverse multicultural teams in a matrixed environment.

Innovation at AARP: ‘No Money, No Mission’

Innovation Leader

According to Andy Miller, SVP of Innovation at AARP, the Washington, DC-based nonprofit, “Social mission is great, but we often say ‘No money, no mission.’” So how can nonprofits make the case to create or scale their innovation teams with both funding and social mission in mind

To Truly Network Your Organization, Avoid These 4 Myths

Innovation Excellence

In an age of disruption, everyone has to adapt eventually. However, the typical organization is ill-suited to change direction.

10 Business Trends That Defined the 2010s

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From the rise of bitcoin to women taking the reins, a look back at the decade that was. Innovation Now

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

4 Big Improvement Ideas to Set the Stage for Success in 2020

Kainexus

It seems like every year goes by faster than the last. I keep making plans to work on my summer tan, and suddenly, it's November. The holidays will be upon us before we know it and then – boom! We're in a brand-new decade.

How TeakOrigin Survived the Death of Two Innovation Labs

Innovation Leader

It’s rare that a project survives the death of the innovation lab that hatched it. But a handheld scanner that could analyze the freshness of a piece of fruit or fish created in the Hong Kong offices of the multinational grocer Tesco, survived not one but two near-death experiences

You Can’t Innovate When …

Innovation Excellence

Your company believes everything should always go as planned. You still have to do your regular job. The project’s completion date is disrespectful of the work content. Your company doesn’t recognize the difference between complex and complicated. The team is not given the tools, training, time and a teacher. You’re asked to generate 500 ideas. Innovation barriers Barriers to Innovation Obstacles

Accelerate Data Insights And ROI With Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics

Acuvate

The dynamics of analytics services are witnessing a paradigm shift with the launch of the Azure Synapse Analytics platform. Azure Synapse, built on Azure SQL Data warehouse, is an evolved analytics service, intended to bridge the gap between data warehouses and data lakes.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.